Period
to 19 May 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 19 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 15,943 18,712 16,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.15% 20.14% 20.05%
As % of the General category 53.52% 53.46% 51.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,051 12,969 11,685
England median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £303
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 206 172
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £29.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% -15.80% +38.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.48 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £62.01 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -20.00% +36.36%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 29,788 35,004 32,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.79% 37.68% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,649 23,104 21,371
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £295 £281
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 809 833
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.83 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.82% +7.32% -7.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £51.03
UK median hourly rate £29.36 £26.78 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.65% +7.10% -9.09%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 19 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 10,015 £525 - 1,314
South East -1 2,029 £475 +5.56% 373
North of England -1 1,492 £425 +6.25% 459
South West -1 1,036 £475 +13.10% 167
Midlands -4 770 £425 +6.25% 232
Yorkshire +1 728 £425 +6.25% 183
North West -2 706 £425 +3.03% 231
East of England 0 538 £500 +3.09% 182
West Midlands -8 447 £450 +7.14% 143
East Midlands -2 309 £400 +6.67% 89
North East -21 65 £400 -12.09% 46
South Coast -3 1 - -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 4,499 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3,038 (19.06%) Banking
3 2,280 (14.30%) SQL
4 2,003 (12.56%) Java
5 1,788 (11.21%) Microsoft
6 1,650 (10.35%) Project Management
7 1,624 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,595 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
9 1,583 (9.93%) DevOps
10 1,582 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,411 (8.85%) JavaScript
12 1,368 (8.58%) Oracle
13 1,349 (8.46%) Windows
14 1,283 (8.05%) Python
14 1,283 (8.05%) C#
15 1,271 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
16 1,267 (7.95%) .NET
17 1,259 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
18 1,248 (7.83%) Migration
19 1,239 (7.77%) SAP
20 1,207 (7.57%) Scrum
21 1,206 (7.56%) SQL Server
22 1,138 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
23 1,100 (6.90%) Analytics
24 1,017 (6.38%) TDD
25 935 (5.86%) Degree
26 917 (5.75%) Linux
27 896 (5.62%) HTML
28 878 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
29 867 (5.44%) Change Management

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 436 (2.73%) Apache Spark
2 400 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 370 (2.32%) Confluence
4 214 (1.34%) Apache
5 152 (0.95%) SAS
6 151 (0.95%) Skype for Business
7 144 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 132 (0.83%) CMS
9 130 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
10 129 (0.81%) IIS
11 127 (0.80%) MS Exchange
12 122 (0.77%) Tomcat
13 92 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 88 (0.55%) Mule
15 70 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
16 69 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
17 62 (0.39%) JBoss
18 52 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
19 49 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 47 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 878 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 638 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 396 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 276 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
5 231 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 125 (0.78%) Sketch
7 91 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 73 (0.46%) InVision
9 58 (0.36%) Photoshop
10 48 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
11 22 (0.14%) Zeplin
12 21 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 21 (0.13%) Chatbot
13 18 (0.11%) Marvel
13 18 (0.11%) Open Workbench
14 6 (0.038%) Flinto
14 6 (0.038%) SPSS
15 5 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.031%) Stata
16 4 (0.025%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 179 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 157 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 133 (0.83%) SAP FI
4 131 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
5 114 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
6 113 (0.71%) SAP CO
7 112 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
8 101 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
9 96 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
10 86 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
11 81 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
12 77 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
13 73 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 73 (0.46%) SAP BPC
14 69 (0.43%) NetSuite
15 67 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
16 53 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
17 47 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
18 45 (0.28%) SAP ERP
19 42 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,595 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1,582 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 547 (3.43%) Office 365
4 404 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 336 (2.11%) Serverless
6 314 (1.97%) Power Platform
7 263 (1.65%) SaaS
8 235 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
9 230 (1.44%) PaaS
10 228 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
11 227 (1.42%) OpenShift
12 213 (1.34%) Amazon S3
13 194 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
14 182 (1.14%) IaaS
15 168 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
16 158 (0.99%) GitHub
17 132 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
18 124 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
19 97 (0.61%) npm
20 87 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 375 (2.35%) Firewall
2 214 (1.34%) DNS
3 213 (1.34%) WAN
4 183 (1.15%) LAN
5 154 (0.97%) Skype
6 152 (0.95%) VPN
7 149 (0.93%) Network Security
8 147 (0.92%) Internet
9 145 (0.91%) TCP/IP
10 112 (0.70%) DHCP
11 95 (0.60%) SAN
12 83 (0.52%) BGP
13 77 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
14 69 (0.43%) OSPF
15 67 (0.42%) Unified Communications
16 64 (0.40%) HTTP
17 63 (0.40%) Multicast
18 59 (0.37%) MPLS
19 58 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
20 50 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,206 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 633 (3.97%) Big Data
3 630 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
4 382 (2.40%) Hadoop
5 346 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 326 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 324 (2.03%) NoSQL
8 312 (1.96%) Power BI
9 253 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 210 (1.32%) MySQL
11 206 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
12 192 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 178 (1.12%) Apache Hive
14 155 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
14 155 (0.97%) MongoDB
15 147 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 140 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
17 136 (0.85%) RDBMS
18 133 (0.83%) Data Lake
19 109 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 792 (4.97%) JIRA
2 730 (4.58%) Jenkins
3 714 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 251 (1.57%) Selenium
5 239 (1.50%) Maven
6 178 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 170 (1.07%) TeamCity
8 165 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 158 (0.99%) Bitbucket
10 143 (0.90%) JUnit
11 142 (0.89%) Cucumber
12 137 (0.86%) Visual Studio
13 129 (0.81%) Artifactory
14 117 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
15 115 (0.72%) Subversion
16 100 (0.63%) webpack
17 89 (0.56%) GitLab
18 77 (0.48%) gulp
18 77 (0.48%) RStudio
19 75 (0.47%) Gradle
General
1 3,038 (19.06%) Banking
2 831 (5.21%) Marketing
3 821 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 755 (4.74%) Financial Institution
5 673 (4.22%) Manufacturing
6 668 (4.19%) Front Office
7 639 (4.01%) Retail
8 499 (3.13%) Electronics
9 476 (2.99%) Investment Banking
10 376 (2.36%) Legal
11 227 (1.42%) Retail Banking
12 194 (1.22%) Law
13 193 (1.21%) Back Office
14 144 (0.90%) Billing
15 126 (0.79%) General Ledger
16 112 (0.70%) Advertising
17 89 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
18 72 (0.45%) Games
19 60 (0.38%) Publishing
20 51 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,694 (23.17%) Developer
2 2,681 (16.82%) Analyst
3 1,457 (9.14%) Project Manager
4 1,305 (8.19%) Architect
5 1,180 (7.40%) Business Analyst
6 961 (6.03%) Consultant
7 822 (5.16%) Java Developer
8 521 (3.27%) Senior Developer
9 493 (3.09%) C# Developer
10 483 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
11 482 (3.02%) .NET Developer
12 460 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
13 416 (2.61%) Financial Analyst
14 348 (2.18%) React Developer
15 293 (1.84%) Data Engineer
16 290 (1.82%) SQL Developer
17 273 (1.71%) Data Analyst
18 267 (1.67%) Designer
19 260 (1.63%) Full Stack Developer
20 258 (1.62%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,267 (7.95%) .NET
2 896 (5.62%) HTML
3 789 (4.95%) CSS
4 777 (4.87%) AngularJS
5 776 (4.87%) Web Services
6 645 (4.05%) React
7 574 (3.60%) Node.js
8 547 (3.43%) REST
9 454 (2.85%) Spring
10 409 (2.57%) RESTful
11 376 (2.36%) XML
12 374 (2.35%) HTML5
13 350 (2.20%) ASP.NET
14 340 (2.13%) Kafka
15 314 (1.97%) JSON
15 314 (1.97%) Middleware
16 294 (1.84%) SOAP
17 275 (1.72%) Redux
18 254 (1.59%) jQuery
19 237 (1.49%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1,271 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 667 (4.18%) User Experience
3 658 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
4 499 (3.13%) Fintech
5 432 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 341 (2.14%) Hedge funds
7 324 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 315 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
9 309 (1.94%) Data Centre
10 295 (1.85%) Fixed Income
11 282 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 213 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 209 (1.31%) Derivative
14 206 (1.29%) Algorithms
15 200 (1.25%) Data Structures
16 169 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
17 155 (0.97%) Equities
18 124 (0.78%) Public Cloud
19 122 (0.77%) Mainframe
20 118 (0.74%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1,349 (8.46%) Windows
2 917 (5.75%) Linux
3 440 (2.76%) Unix
4 432 (2.71%) Windows 10
5 399 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 249 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 199 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 180 (1.13%) Android
9 154 (0.97%) Apple iOS
10 133 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 98 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 50 (0.31%) AIX
13 47 (0.29%) Solaris
14 29 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 26 (0.16%) CentOS
16 20 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 20 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
16 20 (0.13%) Ubuntu
17 19 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.082%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,499 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,650 (10.35%) Project Management
3 1,624 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,583 (9.93%) DevOps
5 1,259 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
6 1,248 (7.83%) Migration
7 1,207 (7.57%) Scrum
8 1,138 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
9 1,100 (6.90%) Analytics
10 1,017 (6.38%) TDD
11 867 (5.44%) Change Management
12 861 (5.40%) Microservices
13 840 (5.27%) Programme Management
14 827 (5.19%) Test Automation
15 797 (5.00%) ITIL
16 664 (4.16%) SDLC
17 642 (4.03%) Risk Management
18 635 (3.98%) Business Analysis
19 618 (3.88%) ERP
20 615 (3.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2,280 (14.30%) SQL
2 2,003 (12.56%) Java
3 1,411 (8.85%) JavaScript
4 1,283 (8.05%) C#
4 1,283 (8.05%) Python
5 467 (2.93%) PowerShell
6 357 (2.24%) T-SQL
7 321 (2.01%) Java 8
8 313 (1.96%) TypeScript
9 305 (1.91%) C++
10 225 (1.41%) PL/SQL
11 218 (1.37%) VBA
12 195 (1.22%) C
13 191 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 188 (1.18%) Scala
15 179 (1.12%) R
16 167 (1.05%) ES6
17 142 (0.89%) Perl
18 135 (0.85%) Shell Script
19 130 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 935 (5.86%) Degree
2 636 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 427 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 184 (1.15%) CISSP
5 181 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 171 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 152 (0.95%) PMP
8 144 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 143 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 131 (0.82%) CISM
11 128 (0.80%) ISEB
12 118 (0.74%) CCNP
13 108 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
14 99 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 97 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 96 (0.60%) ACCA
17 93 (0.58%) ISTQB
18 86 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
19 78 (0.49%) CIMA
20 77 (0.48%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 605 (3.79%) QA
2 488 (3.06%) PMO
3 241 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 172 (1.08%) GDPR
5 167 (1.05%) SLA
6 142 (0.89%) PSD2
7 141 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 84 (0.53%) IFRS
8 84 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 79 (0.50%) PCI DSS
10 58 (0.36%) MiFID
11 51 (0.32%) SEPA
12 48 (0.30%) COBIT
13 42 (0.26%) IFRS 9
14 30 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
14 30 (0.19%) JSP 440
15 24 (0.15%) RMADS
16 22 (0.14%) Solvency II
17 18 (0.11%) Basel III
18 15 (0.094%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 829 (5.20%) Docker
2 678 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 248 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 109 (0.68%) XenApp
5 97 (0.61%) XenDesktop
6 96 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 76 (0.48%) HDFS
8 74 (0.46%) vSphere
9 72 (0.45%) Hyper-V
10 70 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
11 56 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 51 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
13 46 (0.29%) Apache Flume
14 39 (0.24%) OpenAM
15 37 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
16 23 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
17 22 (0.14%) NFS
18 15 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
19 12 (0.075%) ProxySG
20 10 (0.063%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 650 (4.08%) Kubernetes
2 491 (3.08%) Ansible
3 482 (3.02%) Terraform
4 279 (1.75%) Puppet
5 276 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 270 (1.69%) SCCM
7 66 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
8 61 (0.38%) Oozie
9 54 (0.34%) Control-M
10 40 (0.25%) HP ALM
11 37 (0.23%) SCOM
12 36 (0.23%) Kibana
12 36 (0.23%) NetBackup
13 35 (0.22%) Packer
14 33 (0.21%) Grafana
15 32 (0.20%) vCenter Server
16 31 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
17 30 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
18 29 (0.18%) vRealize
19 26 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1,788 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 1,368 (8.58%) Oracle
3 1,239 (7.77%) SAP
4 450 (2.82%) VMware
5 380 (2.38%) Cisco
6 377 (2.36%) Google
7 314 (1.97%) Citrix
8 270 (1.69%) IBM
9 255 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
10 219 (1.37%) Tableau
11 200 (1.25%) Red Hat
12 178 (1.12%) Splunk
13 172 (1.08%) HP
14 160 (1.00%) ServiceNow
15 156 (0.98%) Adobe
15 156 (0.98%) CheckPoint
16 104 (0.65%) Workday
17 98 (0.61%) Talend
18 87 (0.55%) MuleSoft
19 84 (0.53%) Informatica